Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Borrowed recipes

Raw banana's cooked in a spicy coconut mix
I had no clue what to do with the raw bananas I picked up on impulse at the Indian grocery store a few days back and before it rotted in my fridge, I had to rescue it. I honestly didn't even know what the real name was, to do a google search, but lucky for me, I stumbled upon the 'Vazhakka Thoran' recipe Collaborative Curry had posted a while back and blindly followed it, with the assumption we were both talking about the same thing :)
It tasted excellent (although I have no clue how it was supposed to taste) and Ro and myself enjoyed it with hot rice, curd and pickle...absolute comfort food, I must say!
The only change I made was, I added a 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder because I did not have green chillies and I guess that's why the colour is a bit different from theirs.

White Chocolate Cookies
I came across this recipe Dimah of Orange Blossom Water had posted and had to give it a shot. I love white chocolate and ended up eating quite a bit of the cooking chocolate I picked up for this recipe. I omitted the lime zest, but followed the rest of the recipe to the dot. I also wanted to do the drizzle, but chickened out at the last minute due to sheer laziness. I couldn't wait to dig into it and so ate quite a few before cooling them and boy it tasted so good..nice and warm and the chocolate chunks lightly melted. Its a definite keeper.

15 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Both these dishes looks delicious..

Shabs.. said...

Loved the read...even i buy some vegetables at indian stores out of impulse and when i see it deing, i just chop them and free them up....They are good in curries:)....nice curry by the way..loved the snap......love that chocolate cookie too,....yday picked one bag from tesco jogging!They werent good enough though...was very buttery....Your cookies look far ahead better...

Nostalgia said...

I feel honored and thrilled that you cooked something I made and enjoyed it too. Pictures are beautiful!

Pavithra Srihari said...

"with the assumption that we both were talking about the same thing "- hahahaha .. well put ..

Cookies look very good and tempting me

divya said...

Both dishes looks very tempting and yummy...

Kamalika said...

loved both the dishes....looks very tempting and delectable....

Faiza Ali said...

Both the curry and the cookies look delicious.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Both dishes came out perfect but love the cookies most...

Gulmohar said...

Glad that you liked the thoran and the cookies look awesome too

Yummy Team said...

Lovely clicks!! Both thoran and cookies look absolutely yummy..I also made some cookies yday using dark chocolates..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Both the dishes are looking yum! Sweet and savory choices!

Rumana Rawat said...

Wow lovely u have a great space and recipe's.. happy to follow u.
http://rumanarawat.blogspot.com/

miri goes phishing! said...

nish...i was waiting to see the cookies recipe...n' honestly....i just love love the first pic...i really think u should submit it...u know whr...;)

Priya said...

Both dishes looks fabulous...am drooling specially over that raw banana thoran..yumm!

Dimah said...

I’m so glad to know you liked the recipe! Your cookies look gorgeous.